The start of a new year is always slow for new music. This album should get you through until the new tunes come out. Indie Rock band The War on Drugs hit the scene in March 2014 with Red Eyes, and the Indie scene gave a collective shout of joy.
The band released its first studio album WagonWheel Blues back in 2008. Following this one of the band’s originators Kurt Vile left to focus on his solo career. Their next album Slave Ambient was greeted with critical acclaim, and led to extensive touring.
This touring led to extensive loneliness and depression for the band’s primary songwriter Granduciel, and inspired the darkness felt throughout Lost In a Dream . Don’t let the darkness put you off though, this catchy indie album will keep you going through the dim January evenings.
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Remember Hot Chip? Band member Joe Goddard has just come out with this absolute stomper of a track. Get your socks off, you’ll dance them off anyway. Any song with the lyrics ‘Butt to Butt’ is a goer for us…
Taken from Joe Goddard’s – Endless Love EP out now on Greco-Roman.
Get it here: http://smarturl.it/EndlessLoveEP
Other Joe Goddard releases:
Taking Over EP: http://smarturl.it/TakingOver_EP
Gabriel EP: http://smarturl.it/GabrielEP
Harvest Festival: http://smarturl.it/HarvestFestival
Director: Camilla &#
Future Islands crashed into our lives this year following their EPIC David Letterman performance. We honestly don’t know how they’ve gone under the radar for so long. Their debut breakthrough track ‘Waiting On You’ is awesome. But it turns out the rest of their music catalogue is well worth a listen.
Future Islands is a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (lyrics and vocals). Future Islands formed in January of 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.
Shara Warden, also known has Mr Brightest Diamond, has just released this surpising track. Wait for those sweet trumpets!
As impressive as her list of recent collaborators, Shara Worden’s voice and arresting live performances have left audiences thunderstruck from the Sydney Opera house to Lincoln Center to the House of Blues. She’s performed under the experimental-pop moniker My Brightest Diamond for the last seven years, and counts The National, The Decemberists, Bon Iver, David Byrne as friends and fans.
Nottingham four-piece Amber Run are a band with a lot of feels. This eery easy listener is drip fed with a solid beat and light synth. A nice tune.
Having deliberately chosen a name with no obvious connotations, Amber Run are determined to stand aside from the herd. “I’d rather be timeless than cool,” says Joe. “We’re not writing edgy music that sounds like 2014 – it’s music for the whole decade, not just for now. We want people to be coming back to our music in 20 years.”
Amber Run just got the green light to start sweeping up music lovers for all the ages. From tiny sparks…
We don’t know why this song from Swedish artist reminds us of New York, Oprah Winfrey and the eighties – it just does goddamit. Get your thursday chill on with this gorgeous, relaxing tune from Mitch Murder.
Go like him on facebook for more sweet tunes https://www.facebook.com/pages/mitch-murder/304065434705?sk=info
Australian/Swedish electro-pop duo Say Lou Lou have come along with a bang. This poppy fun track will get you dancing around your bedroom shouting ‘woman power!’
Say Lou Lou (formerly Saint Lou Lou) are a twin sister musical duo hailing from Australia and Sweden. Miranda and Elektra Kilbey-Jansson (born June 7, 1991) are the daughters of Steve Kilbey, a longtime member of Australian band The Church and Karin Jansson, ex-girlfriend and recording partner of Kilbey (and before then a member of Swedish new wave band Pink Champagne). They grew up in both Australia and Sweden
Waterford electronic sensation The Casanova Wave has joined forces with acoustic hearthrob Biggles Flys Again to create this sweet pop tune. Check it out.
“Waterford lad Brian McCartan’s one-man band is all about enticing, playful and bright sounds and tunes. His five-track debut EP will have you humming and wanting more… shimmering, chiming electropop” – Jim Carroll, The Ticket
“Imagine what Four Tet would make after waking up in a house on a hill on a tropical Island and opening the curtains.” – popgoestheradio
“… a positive blend of chirpy beats, sounding like hand claps and smiley faces, with a tremendously danceable element throughout. In short, the perfect soundtrack to a sunny day.” – Stop The Lights
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Norwegian disco-pop sensations Hubbabubbaklubb not only have a name that’s fun to say, their music’s pretty good craic too. Enjoy this chilled dance tune. We don’t understand a word of this track, but we’re addicted. Boogy on lads.
It’s in Norwegian – soz!
Det være seg fem skarve trubadurer som vasser gjennom hengemyra av det mørke musikklandskap på jakt etter genuin lyd, melankolsk melodi og mystiske ord. Styrkeprøvene de fem utsettes for i den musikalske prosessen kan beskrives som vennskapelige tautrekkingskamper med moder jord i djupe frodige dalsøkk og på djerve snødekte topper. Men frykt ikke, klubben har med espresso på termos, ei litta nistepakke i taska og pressen i buksa er for alltid inntakt. Mellom slagene er de fem dagdrivende kultursynsere på den lokale kro hvor de rull
We’ve been following for a couple of months now – an ambitious Irish DJ that’s really starting to kick off. Check out his latest single ‘Merc II’ from a new EP called ‘Esperbyte’ coming out on the 12th September on Future City Records.
With sounds reminiscent of Daft Punk’s latest album, this track should get you boogying through the week. Good lad!
Haüer is a Dublin-based one man set-up cursed with a weakness for nostalgic 80′s music production and synth-based cinematic film scores. His debut EP ‘The Infinitesimal’ was released in 2013 by American label ‘Future City Records’ and w